I believe this is actually behind what the Apostle Paul is saying in 1 Tim. 2 and 1 Cor. 14. We must be what we were created to be in harmony and balance with our spouse. A man should not be weak, indecisive, cowardly, and slavish to women, and a women should not dominate, coerce, or manipulate, or try to teach the men. Instead, we will all live more in harmony with one another (and with all creation) if the men aim to portray the male “leadership” attributes of God, and the women aim to portray the female “supportive” attributes of God. We all are to shine with the character of God, but each in his or her own way — God is too big for any one of us to display all of His nature and character.

So far, so good; but what about the Kingdom?

“… You are all sons of God [like Adam before the separation] through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is therefore neither Jew nor Greek [pagan], there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal. 3:26-28)

“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God [like Adam before the separation]… the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God… and not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption [restoration to the original design] of our body.” (Rom. 8:14, 18, 23)


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